According to a report on news Web site Europravda, with reference to the news Channel EurActiv, the head of the parliament said that if Brussels told Hungary how to manage the country, then it would suffer the same fate as Moscow in 1989.

“And if this happened, Hungary could leave the EU - although this is the worst-case scenario. [Hungary’s] membership of the EU and NATO for the country is not problematic, although the Euro-Atlantic world has been shattered in a moral sense,” he added.

Opposition parties and politicians of the Hungary government have condemned Laszlo’s statement and asked Prime Minister Viktor Orban to discipline the speaker of parliament, who recently also voiced support for the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.